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January 23, 2022, 8:05 AM

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Luca Bertuzzi / Euractiv:
EU Parliament passed Digital Services Act, including provisions banning targeted ads based on highly sensitive personal data, limiting dark patterns, and more  —  A large majority of MEPs voted in favour of the Digital Services Act on Thursday (20 January), after plenary amendments introduced important changes to the text.
Wall Street Journal:
How longstanding disagreements between the FCC and FAA over potential risks to aircraft remained unresolved in the lead up to the 5G C-band rollout in the US  —  Longstanding disagreements between federal agencies over potential risks to aircraft remained unresolved in the days leading to the 5G debut
Patricia Allen / EU-Startups:
Berlin-based Lendis, which helps companies set up and manage employees' equipment and software for hybrid work, raises an €80M Series A in equity and debt  —  Today, Lendis has just announced an €80 million Series A funding round for its SaaS solution that helps companies to set …
Mark Williams / The Columbus Dispatch:
How Ohio attracted Intel to build semiconductor plants, including pursuing execs for eight months, financial incentives, and sustainability commitments  —  It was a Christmas morning surprise for Ohio's governor and lieutenant governor: Intel was coming to Ohio.
Alex Wilhelm / TechCrunch:
Plaid acquires Cognito, which offers ID verification and compliance services to financial firms, source says for ~$250M in cash and stock  —  Plaid, a fintech unicorn known for its APIs that connect consumer bank accounts to financial applications, announced today that it is buying Cognito.
Jason Schreier / Bloomberg:
A group of 34 QA testers at Activision Blizzard's Raven Software vote to unionize with the CWA, and ask the company to voluntarily recognize their union status  —  Microsoft Corp.'s planned acquisition of Activision Blizzard Inc. will come with an unexpected and perhaps unwelcome addition: a small group of unionized workers.
Tracy Wang / CoinDesk:
CoinGecko: since Thursday, the cryptocurrency industry's market cap is down ~20% to ~$1.6T; Bitcoin fell ~20% to ~$34K and Ethereum fell ~30% to ~$2.3K  —  Cryptocurrencies are getting rekt.  —  Crypto blue-chips bitcoin (BTC) and ether (ETH) breached key $40,000 and $3,000 support levels …
Kim Lyons / The Verge:
Google files to dismiss state AGs' antitrust lawsuit and says in a blog post that allegations of ad auction collusion with Facebook are “more heat than light”  —  A lawsuit by states attorneys general fails to provide evidence of anticompetitive behavior, the company says

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